Source of the Odor

Dear George, My daughter purchased a remodeled home in Woodland Hills.Her babies room and the adjacent office has a fishy odor. At times it goes away and other times it is very strong. Is there a way to determine what and where this odor is coming from Signed, Fishy Dear…

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Hidden Ceiling and wall mold

Dear George, How do you detect mold? Can you detect mold in the ceiling and walls? I think thats where my mold is. apartment dweller Dear Dweller, There are several ways which mold can be tested in walls and ceilings–Sampling takes samples which are lab tested for verification. There are…

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What is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores?

Dear George, What is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores? It’s like real estate–it depends on location, location, location. So the answer is: it depends. The most obvious method and the most likely answer is sampling. Take the sample, send to the lab. (etc) But if you…

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How do I find out what the smell is?

Dear George, My daughter purchased a remodeled home in Woodland Hills. Her babies room and the adjacent office has a fishy odor. At times it goes away and other times it is very strong. Is there a way to determine what and where this odor is coming from? Signed, Grams…

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Can you detect if there is black mold present behind the walls?

Dear George, Is there a way to have a house inspected to detect if there is black mold present possibley in the inside walls? Signed Growing Mold Yes. If the mold assessor is like Byebye Mold, they use thermal imaging systems as well as devices which detect gases. Because moisture…

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